Grants & Programs

Artist Fellowship Program

The Artist Fellowship Program Is Not Available for Fiscal Year 2018

The intent of the Artist Fellowship Program is to enrich and strengthen the state of Illinois by supporting accomplished Illinois artists who are the foundation of Illinois' creative environment. The Artist Fellowship Program recognizes exceptional artists who have created a substantial body of work throughout their career by providing awards to support continued artistic growth.

The IACA will provide a limited number of $15,000 awards across the following discipline categories:

  • Ethnic and Folk Arts
  • Literature (Poetry, Prose, Scriptworks)
  • Media Arts (Audio Art, Digital Art, Film, Video)
  • Music Composition
  • Performance-Based Arts (Choreography, New Performance Forms)
  • Visually-Based Arts (Crafts, Interdisciplinary, Photography, Visual Arts)

The deadline for the FY2015 Artist Fellowship Program is Monday, December 15, 2014.

To access the Artist Fellowship Guidelines follow this link:

The electronic application is now available through the IACA SlideRoom system.

Free Application Webinars
Two web-based workshops are scheduled to provide an overview of the IACA Artist Fellowship Program application process.

Online Webinars (pre-registration is required):
Monday, November 24 @ 12:30PM
Registration Link:

Wednesday, December 3 @ 5:00PM
Registration Link:

On Demand Webinar Recording
A recording of the November 24th webinar will be available on-demand for those unable to participate live. The link will be posted here after the webinar has taken place.